Approximately 782,000 tons of garbage is thrown away each day. This equals out to around 254 millions tons of garbage each year. Much of this garbage finds its way into one of the many landfills in the United States. Fortunately, you can do your part by recycling instead of throwing all your garbage away. Below are two tips on how you can do this. Set up Recycling at Home First, you need to determine where you want to put the recycling center in your home.